Call for Papers

The 11th Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs (ICP17) will take place at Tavira, from November 05-12, 2017 in the Hotel Vila Galé. The main organizer is the AIP-IAP and the co-organizer is the Tavira Municipality (CMT).


The objective of the Colloquium is to bring together international experts, students, graduate students, teachers and enthusiasts of proverbs. Participants from different fields of study and practice concerning proverbs are welcome. The Colloquium will become a forum for sharing research expertise on paremiology (research of proverbs and proverbial expressions) and how to apply it in teaching or other life’s trades.

Keynote speakers:

Wolfgang Mieder, University Distinguished Professor of German and Folklore, University of Vermont, USA
Virpi Outila, Aalto University, Finland
Rethabile Possa-Mosothoane, University of Cape Town, África do Sul
Paulo Osório, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Mineke Schipper, Leiden University, Holanda
Marie-Christine Varol & Marie-Sol Ortola, Université de Lorraine, França
Georgi Kapchits, Moscow State University, Rússia
František Čermák, Emeritus Professor, Charles University –Praha, República Checa
Dionísio Vila Maior, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Álvaro Bragança Júnior, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


In addition to these experts there will be acknowledged scholars from other countries, namely from Albania, Angola, Austria, Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA, etc.

We invite papers (presentations or posters of various approaches to proverbs), among others, on topics indicated at the General Presentation section. Presenting participants should fill the PARTICIPATE” form for their applications by 17 July 2017. We also invite researchers, teachers, members of AIP-IAP and enthusiasts on paremiology to participate in the Colloquium and share the atmosphere, even though they don’t intend to submit any paper or poster.

Plenary papers will be 45 minutes long, including the discussion time (15 minutes). Section papers and theme discussions will be 30 minutes long, including the discussion time (10 minutes). The language of the Colloquium will be Portuguese and English.

Presenting participants are invited to send us their abstracts, contact information, field of research, and the details of their stay in Tavira during the Colloquium. All paper submissions will be handled electronically by the email Registration is open now for the Colloquium. Questions concerning the aims and themes of the Colloquium, etc., please get in touch with the Organizing Committee.

Presenters will be informed about the acceptance of their paper and their inclusion into the programme by 24 July 2017 at the latest. For more details, all participants (with or without presentation) are invited to visit “PARTICIPATE and “Dates / Payment pages.

We look forward to seeing you in November in Tavira.


Note: we ask participants to bring published or unpublished materials (audio / video records, posters, proverb collections, articles etc.) for an exhibition to be arranged during the Colloquium.

On behalf of the Colloquium Organizing Committee,

Dr. Outi Lauhakangas, AIP-IAP, Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Rui J.B. Soares, AIP-IAP, Tavira, Portugal